Daily Archives: 8 January 2015

ROME DAY 4: priests and other bottom feeders

I had a lot to do in Rome today, many errands. I won’t bore you with them. Most of you want to know what I ate, anyway. I made breakfast in my own place: eggs over easy with prosciutto in … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Conflict with parents about use of artificial contraception

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am 20 years old, and I believe that contraception is immoral. My parents do not. This has caused much strife at home. We went to our trusted parish priest together to discuss it. He told me that … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Parish fundraiser serves meat on 1st Fridays

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Every First Friday, a neighboring parish hosts a fundraiser dinner at which they serve beef or chicken, except during Lent. Many of our friends (homeschooling families) are parishioners there and attend every month. We hear that it’s delicious fare and … Read More

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Nice Epiphany Mass image

Here is a wonderful shot of Holy Mass for Epiphany in Washington DC celebrated by my friend Msgr. Charles Pope.  They blessed Epiphany water, chalk and, I hope, gold frankincense and myrrh.  HERE   Did you have special blessings at … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Catholic funeral for Freemasons

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently there was a huge funeral in our cathedral for a 32nd degree member of the Freemasons. The local TLM community is very upset and crying foul. It’s a mess. Could you offer some insight? I have friends … Read More

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VIDEO: How long can you stand it?

A priest friend of mine posted this elsewhere with the challenge… can you make it to the end of this video?  How long can you stand it before you click off? And to think… some men don’t want to go … Read More

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